Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal By AFP | Last Updated: 18th January, 2021, 12:21

It is very unfortunate that Samsung, the country's top company and proud global innovator, is repeatedly involved in crimes whenever there is a change in political power

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space for first time Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space for first time

The plane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles and launched the rocket over the Pacific Ocean


WhatsApp extends 'confusing' update deadline WhatsApp extends 'confusing' update deadline

The original cut-off date was February 8, but users now have until May 15 to take action


SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early

The SLS is part of Nasa's Artemis programme, which aims to put Americans back on the lunar surface in the 2020s


WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge WhatsApp changes as Signal messaging platform stops working

This does not apply to users in the UK and Europe - but the notification was sent to everyone


Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content

Google, Facebook and other tech companies are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content


Twitter boss: Trump ban is 'right' but 'dangerous' Twitter boss: Trump ban is 'right' but 'dangerous'

Twitter has been praised and criticised for freezing Mr Trump's account


Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Trump's access to social media has been largely cut off since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC in a deadly attack on January 6


YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week

Trump’s channel is temporarily prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for at least seven days, although the channel remains live


Huawei patent mentions use of Uighur-spotting tech Huawei patent mentions use of Uighur-spotting tech

Government authorities are accused of using high-tech surveillance against them


'Super-Earth' found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way 'Super-Earth' found orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way

This super-Earth's proximity to its host star creates an average surface temperature on the planet exceeding 2,000 Kelvin, or 3,140 degrees Fahrenheit


Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts


Parler social network sues Amazon for pulling support Parler sues Amazon for pulling the plug

Google and Apple had already removed Parler from their app stores towards the end of last week


Twitter deletes China embassy's Xinjiang 'emancipation' tweet Twitter deletes China’s Xinjiang women tweet

Beijing is alleged to have forced many Uighur women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices, apparently to control population growth


Parler: Amazon to remove site from web hosting service Amazon to remove Parler from web hosting service

Apple and Google have removed the app from their stores


Hyundai's confusion over Apple electric car tie-up Hyundai's confusion over Apple electric car tie-up

The electric vehicle (EV) Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world, displacing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos


New Zealand central bank hit by cyber attack New Zealand central bank hit by cyber attack

It will take time to understand the full implications of this breach, and we are working with system users whose information may have been accessed


Google suspends 'free speech' app Parler Google suspends 'free speech' app Parler

Parler styles itself as "unbiased" social media and has proved popular with people banned from Twitte


Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades

The Earth's rotation can change slightly because of the movement of its core and also, surprisingly, because of weather and ocean patterns


Twitter permanently suspends Trump as presidency crumbles Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account

The unprecedented move, which severs Trump from his 88.7 million followers, is an astounding setback for the president in the chaotic waning days of his administration


Facebook partners with Bangladeshi organisations on mental health Facebook partners with Bangladeshi organisations

These organisations provide regular counseling on suicide, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other related issues


Trump allowed back onto Twitter Trump allowed back onto Twitter

Twitter said that it would ban Mr Trump "permanently" if he breached the platform's rules again


Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely' for inciting violence Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely' for inciting violence

The announcement came the day after the outgoing US leader was locked out of all major social media platforms due to his false claims about the legitimacy of his loss to Biden


Human brains generate common code to mark others’ location Human brains generate common code to mark others’ location

Researchers use a special backpack to wirelessly monitor the brain waves of epilepsy patients


Bangladesh to develop as world’s cyber security hub: Palak 'Bangladesh to develop as world’s cyber security hub'

The state minister was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony of the “National Cyber Drill-2020”


Missions to Mars, the moon and beyond await Earth in 2021 Missions to Mars, the moon and beyond await Earth in 2021

What follows is a preview of some of 2021’s most notable expected events. Private companies and the world’s space agencies are likely to announce more


Singapore Covid tracing data available to police Singapore Covid tracing data available to police

The TraceTogether programme, which uses either a smartphone app or a bluetooth token, also monitors who you have been in contact with


Hacked home cams used to livestream police raids in swatting attacks Hacked home cams used to livestream police raids

The offenders have even spoken to responding officers via the hacked kit


NASA shares pic of ‘slow motion firework’ that lasted over 150 years NASA shares pic of ‘slow motion firework’ that lasted over 150 years

The official Instagram account of NASA shared this photograph on January 2


WhatsApp users make over 1.4 bln phone calls on New Year’s Eve WhatsApp users make over 1.4 bln phone calls on New Year’s Eve

The company added that over 55 mln live broadcasts were held on Facebook and Instagram on New Year’s Eve


NASA shares pics that ‘unravel complexities of Earth from a cosmic vantage point’ NASA shares pics that ‘unravel complexities of Earth from a cosmic vantage point’

If seeing those impressive images left you mesmerised, then know that you’re not alone. Since being shared on the photo and video sharing platform, this post has captured netizens’ attention


Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest Adobe Flash is finally laid to rest

Flash let web designers and animators deliver exciting content that could be downloaded relatively quickly


India’s first ‘monolith’ spotted in a park in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India’s first ‘monolith’ spotted in a park in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The garden is jointly managed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Symphony Ltd. Situated near Gurudwara in Thaltej area, it was one of the attractions inaugurated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani recently


Los Angeles to offer vaccine record on iPhones US's Los Angeles to offer vaccine record on iPhones

Officials say it will first be used to remind people to get their second required dose of the vaccine


Intel says prepared to work with hedge fund on business focus Intel says prepared to work with hedge fund on business focus

Intel remains one of the world’s leading chip companies


Trump administration appeals court ruling blocking US TikTok ban Trump administration appeals court ruling blocking US TikTok ban

The White House claims TikTok is a national security risk because of potential links to the Beijing government through its Chinese owner ByteDance


Game of Thrones games maker dies 'after poisoning' Game of Thrones games maker dies 'after poisoning'

Lin Qi, 39, was the chairman and chief executive of games developer Yoozoo, best known for the Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming strategy game


Flying man caught on video over California Flying man caught on video over California

There are theories that it is a person flying a jetpack or a drone carrying a mannikin


Gingerbread monolith appears in San Francisco's Corona Heights Gingerbread monolith appears in San Francisco's Corona Heights

It is unclear who is behind the object, which combines two of 2020's trends - home baking and mysterious structures


Hackers threaten to leak plastic surgery pictures in UK Hackers threaten to leak plastic surgery pictures in UK

The Hospital Group, which has a long list of celebrity endorsements, has confirmed the ransomware attack

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